The NBA 2K League 2020 regular season tips off right now on ESPN2, with at least six weeks of remote gameplay. All 23 NBA 2K League teams will participate in regular-season gameplay from their local markets with matches airing live on ESPN’s platforms, Sportsnet (Canada), Twitch and YouTube.
ESPN2 will air NBA 2K League matches on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET through May 19, marking the first-ever linear broadcast of NBA 2K League games in the U.S. Matches on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will air at 7 p.m. ET on the ESPN app and ESPN.com throughout the season.
The #2KLeague is back tonight 🔥
⌚ 7PM ET
📺 ESPN2, YouTube, Twitch
— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) May 5, 2020
Check out a preview of events below, the full schedule can be seen here.
WIN-NESOTA: In a dramatic series, T-Wolves Gaming was crowned 2019 NBA 2K League Champions after defeating 76ers GC in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA 2K League Finals. T-Wolves Gaming made history as it became the first expansion team in league history to hoist the NBA 2K League championship trophy. BearDaBeast and his teammates will begin their title defense on Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. ET when they visit Hawks Talon GC.
MASCONE’S MOMENT: Wizards District Gaming selected John “JBM” Mascone of Irvington, NY with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft delivered by Panera Bread. Mascone was an avid tennis player before picking up the controller. On the verge of playing tennis at the collegiate level, Mascone suffered an injury and turned his attention to NBA 2K. He will make his NBA 2K League debut when Wizards District Gaming hosts Raptors Uprising GC on Wednesday, May 6 at 9 p.m. ET.
DYNAMIC DEBUTS: Week 1 will mark the debut of two new teams – Hornets Venom GT and the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai. Hornets Venom GT will visit Cavs Legion GC on May 6 at 9 p.m. ET and will feature 2019 NBA 2K League All-Defensive Team member Xavier “Type” Vescovi as well as first-round draft picks Justin “Snubby” Stemerman and Zaeya “Zae” Ishak. 2019 NBA 2K League Champion Christopher “TURNUPDEFENSE” Anderson will lead Gen.G’s team in its first NBA 2K League campaign as the team hosts Warriors Gaming Squad on Thursday, May 7 at 9 p.m. ET.